Google Play Pass Expands To More Countries And Adds Several New Games
If you were waiting for the Google Play Pass to arrive in your country, chances are it is now. Google’s subscription service for Android games and apps is now available in 90 countries and territories around the world.
When Google launched Play Pass in September 2019, it was limited to the US only. Over time, the company has extended the service to several other markets. As of March 31, 2021, it had reached 42 countries or regions around the world. Play Pass has therefore expanded to 48 additional markets in the past two months. This is an impressive feat from Google.
Some of the newly added countries include Azerbaijan, Costa Rica, Fiji, Mali, Paraguay, South Africa, Ukraine, and Uruguay. We would have put the full list here, but it’s too long. You can see if Google Play Pass is available in your country by clicking on here.
Google Play Pass also adds over 40 new games
Google Play Pass arrived with a catalog of around 350 Android apps and games in September 2019. The subscription service has since purchased several new titles. When the company last updated on March 31, 2021, it was 800 strong titles. Now, in the past two months, Google has added 42 more games to its roster.
The latest addition includes plenty of puzzle and adventure games as well as action, sports, role-playing, strategy, educational, racing, simulation and board games. You can find the full list of newly added games at Google Play Pass here.
Google launched Play Pass just days after Apple announced a similar subscription service for iOS games and apps called Apple Arcade. The subscription service gives you ad-free access to its full catalog of Android apps and games for a monthly fee of $ 4.99. Google also introduced a Annual plan at $ 29.99 to the Play Pass in July of last year. While an Apple Arcade monthly subscription costs the same $ 4.99, its annual plan is significantly more expensive at $ 49.99.
However, if you are a Verizon Customer, you can get Google Play Pass or Apple Arcade for free with an unlimited plan, which starts at $ 35 per month. If you already have an Unlimited plan, you can add these gaming services to your account at no additional cost.
This is not a lifetime offer however. You will receive a free subscription to these services for up to 12 months only. Thereafter, you will need to pay an additional $ 4.99 per month if you want to continue using any of the services or opt for the annual plan.